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Growing designability in structural materials

Structural materials are critical components for our daily lives and industries. This Comment highlights the emerging concepts in structural materials over the past two decades, particularly the multi-principal element alloys, heterostructured materials and additive manufacturing that enables the fabrication of complex architectures.

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Fig. 1: Expanding designability of structural materials in the past two decades.

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Ritchie, R.O., Zheng, X.R. Growing designability in structural materials. Nat. Mater. 21, 968–970 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41563-022-01336-9

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